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"The Mission of the American Business Women's Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.

EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter 

2021-2022 National Recognition

Level 1 Best Practices in League Management Award


National Awards at ABWA 70th Anniversary Gala

2019 Brilliance Unleashed Award 

ABWA Top 10 Chapters 

The EmpowerHer Orangeburg Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association took home awards at the ABWA’s 70th year national gala. 

2019-2022 Level 1 Best Practice In League Management

Brilliance Unleashed Award - ABWA Top Ten Chapters

Pictured from the left are ABWA National Executive Director Renee’ Street; Darlene Williams, chapter charter member, Rachelle Jamerson-Holmes, chapter founder and president, and Brenda Austin, chapter charter member and past treasurer.

In the News

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Monthly "Empower Chat"

In-Person & Virtual

2nd Tuesday Monthly "Empower Chat" 

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Eventbrite Registration Link:

Professional Development 

Enjoy personal and professional development speakers, power networking social and hors d'oeuvres

Learn about the EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter and our 

ABWA National Association.

In-Person & Virtual Event

6:30 p.m. EST – Networking Social & Hors d'oeuvres

7:00 p.m. – Professional Development Seminar

  9:00 p.m. - Power Networking 

 Virtual Only  Event "Empower  Chat" Registration 

Register Cash App or Eventbrite

Virtual: $10 ABWA Members & Guest

Virtual: $5.00 Students

Tuesday: May 9, 2023

Eventbrite Registration Link:

Cash App: $EmpowerHerABWA 

(Include Name, Event Date, Cell and Email)

In Person Location: Thee Matriarch Bed & Breakfast

1170 Fischer St., Orangeburg, SC 29115

      "The Power of ABWA"  

Virtual Member Interest Presentation

You're invited to learn more ABWA!

Date: May TBA

Virtual Registration:

6:45 PM EST: Networking

7:00 PM The Benefits of ABWA, Q&A and Prizes 

Admission: FREE -  Registration Required

Zoom details will be emailed once registration is completed. 

Reserve Your Seat Today via Zoom Link:  TBA


Call: 803-937-1747

The Power of One!

Death Crawl Video: Movie Facing the Giants 

** We do not own the rights to this video**

 2023 Diamonds & Pearls Brilliance Awards,

Woman of the Year, Top Ten,   and Protégé' Salute!  

5th Anniversary Celebration Events

Friday, May 19, 2023

Meet & Greet Social 

Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

NEW Location: D&B Fried Fish & Seafood, 

851 John C. Calhoun, Orangeburg, SC 29115

FREE All are welcomed. Invite Friends. A la Carte 

Saturday, May 20

Join Us in Saluting Women of Excellence!

Time: 5:00 PM EST Sip & Shop Welcome Reception

           6:00 PM Salute Begins! 

           5th Anniversary Soiree immediately after           

In-Person Registration: $50.00 Members & Guest

                                           $25.00 Ages 18 & Below

Virtual Registration $25.00 Members & Guest 

Location: Roquemore Auditorium - Building R

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

3250 St. Matthews Rd., Orangeburg, SC 29118

Attire: Classy Chic

Sunday, May 21

Sunday Brunch

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Location: Thee Matriarch Bed & Breakfast, 

1170 Fischer St., Orangeburg, SC 29115

RSVP By 5/19: $30.00 Members & Guest



Registration Cash App: $EmpowerHerABWA 

(Must include Name, Phone and Email)

EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter 

🔹Call: 803-937-1747


ABWA Changing women’s lives. . . one woman at a time.©

You are cordially invited you to join us

Thursday, March 16, 2023

South Carolina

Inaugural ABWA Day at the State House 

& Celebrating Women~Transforming Lives 

Luncheon, Keynote Speaker and Reception 

In-Person Registration Deadline - March 12th

Virtual Registration Deadline - March 16th

The purpose of ABWA Day at the State House is to raise awareness, inspire and celebrate the contributions that women have made in the workforce in South Carolina and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of South Carolina history in a variety of occupations. 

In-Person AGENDA: South Carolina Inaugural ABWA Day at the State House & Celebrating Women~Transforming Lives Luncheon and Reception

When: Thursday, March 16, 2023

Schedule of Activities

Event #1 – SC State House

Where: The South Carolina State House – 1100 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29208

Parking: Metered Parking on Senate St. and Sumter St. Also garage parking near the State House. Note: Quarters are needed for metered street parking.

Visitor Entrance: Public entrance on the Sumter St. side of the building.

9:00 AM - Meet & Greet at the State House - 2nd Floor House of Representatives

10:00 AM - House of Representatives Visit, Group & Chapter Photos

Event #2 - Luncheon

Where: Brookland Conference Center – 1066 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169

12 Noon - 3:00 PM - Registration, Luncheon, Reception and On-Site Vendors.

Parking: Free parking on-site.

ZOOM Virtual Luncheon Registration 12 EST/ 11AM CST:

About Us Brochure: 

Digital Achieve Newsletter:

Annie M. Bovain


EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter

2022 Woman of the Year 

Annie M. Bovain

Recognized​ by the local ABWA chapter for her contributions to the EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter, ABWA National for the advancement for all Women and her community.   

Brenda E. Austin


EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter

2023 ABWA Top Ten 

Brenda E. Austin

Chapter: Business Meeting

Date: TBA

Time: 6:30 PM EST Networking

7:00 PM "Empower Chat"

8:30 PM "Business Meeting" 

Registration Required: Chapter  Members Only 

Member Orientation 

Monday, February 27, 2023

EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter Members 

Date: Monday, February 27, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM EST - 7:00 PM EST 

Zoom Registration:

Merry & Bright Holiday Social 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

 An evening of Good... 

Fun! Games! Prizes! Food!

 Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022  

 Time: 6:30 PM EST- 9:00 PM  

 In-Person: $20.00 ABWA Members & Guest 

 Virtual: $10.00 Non-Local Members & Guest Only

 (Everyone Welcomed)

 Includes Hors d'oeuvres & Beverages

 In-Person Registration by Friday 12/9/2022 

 Eventbrite Registration:

 CashApp: $EmpowerHerABWA -Include Name & Cell

 Location: Thee Matriarch Bed & Breakfast

                  1170 Fischer St., Orangeburg, SC 29115

EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter

Relax ~ Revive ~ Rejuvenate

Getaway & Gift Basket Fundraiser  

Up to 3 Chances to WIN! 

Final Drawing: September 1

Drawings: July 1, August 1 & September 1

Click Here to View our WINNERS

Help support the advancement of Women in Professional and Leadership Development in the EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter.


 1 Ticket - $25 Donation

Buy 4 get 1 FREE - $100 Donation


 Cash App: $RABWAEmpowerHer

(Include Name, Cell and Number of Tickets)

 Call: 803-937-1747 or contact an EmpowerHer ABWA Member

Presented by the 

EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter 

Rachelle Jamerson-Holmes 

Approved Candidate for 

National Vice President

"Leading by Example"

American Business Women's Association

National Women's Leadership Conference

Sept 8 -10, 2022

  Westminster Colorado

Click to view Bio:

In Person: 4th Anniversary & Sisterhood Reunion 

All Members and Guest Welcomed

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022

Time: 4:00 PM EST - 7:00 PM EST 

Admission: FREE EmpowerHer Members

                      $10.00 Guest/Non-Members


Location: Thee Matriarch Bed & Breakfast, 

1170 Fischer St., Orangeburg, SC 29115

Join the Conversation! 

Explore the Benefits of Hybrid Meetings

Virtual Event

Monday, July 25, 2022

  7:00 PM -8:00 PM EST

 Conversation Zoom Registration

EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter 

Celebrates our Founder & Chapter Advisor

Rachelle Jamerson-Holmes

2021-2022 District 1 Vice President

A Salute to the Atlanta Area Council

42nd Annual District 1 Vice President Celebration.